-Carnegie was born in Scottland, but moved to
America at a young age.
-At age 13, he worked for a telegraph company
and a textile mill, but soon after, started working
for Pennsylvania Railroad.
-By age 17, he was already the superintendent of
Iron and Railroads- the Bessemer Process
-The Bessemer Process is a way to mass-produce
-Though Carnegie didn’t discover the Bessemer
Process, he used it to become the largest steel
producer in the U.S.
Carnegie’s New Company
-With his knowledge of the Bessemer Process,
Carnegie started his own steel company, the Pittsburg
Carnegie Steel Company.
-By 1900, Carnegie was back in Scotland, and his
company was one of the largest in the world.
-Carnegie sold his company in 1901 for 480
million dollars to Morgan Steel.
-By then Carnegie was the richest man in the
“He Who Dies Rich Dies Disgraced.”
-Carnegie put the majority of his money towards
-10 million to the Carnegie Endowment.
-56 million to build public libraries.
“To hasten the abolition of war.”
-Carnegie donated 10 million to Washington to be
put towards the complete abolition of war.
-’Presidents’ were chosen to be in charge of the
money and create establishments to end war.
-Carnegie built a total of 1,697 libraries across the
US, all totaling 56 million dollars.
-Including ten renown libraries built in Florida,
totaling 200,000 each.
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